Jacobs was signed by the Panthers on Friday, Max Henson of the team's official site reports. Jacobs is no stranger in Carolina, having already spent multiple season with the team. He was brought in again to provide depth at inside linebacker while Luke Kuechly deals with concussion issues.
The Panthers and Jacobs (undisclosed) agreed to an injury settlement Sunday. The journeyman linebacker will now have to wait out the terms of the settlement before seeking other employment.
The Panthers announced they re-signed running back Fozzy Whittaker, linebacker Ben Jacobs and offensive lineman Brian Folkerts. All were exclusive rights free agents. In 10 games last season, Whittaker ran 32 times for 145 yards (4.5 ypc) and a touchdown and caught five passes for 60 yards and another score.
The Panthers signed their entire practice squad to reserve/futures contracts, reports the Charlotte Observer. The squad consists of wideout Brenton Bersin, quarterback Matt Blanchard, linebacker Ben Jacobs, guard Michael Jasper, tight end D.C. Jefferson, offensive tackle Andrew McDonald, cornerback DeAndre Presley and defensive end Craig Roh.
The Panthers made a few roster moves Wednesday. They signed center Brian Folkerts and wide receiver Marvin McNutt to the active roster, while also signing linebacker Ben Jacobs and linebacker Jeff Tapinian to the practice squad.